Our tendency to assign objects human characteristics, like names and personality traits, stems from how we understand the world around us and our place in it.
How does Baby Yoda’s name measure up as a fictional character’s name? Research has shown that sounds carry associations — what does Baby Yoda’s name communicate?
It was once thought the Aboriginal names for the Hawkesbury had been lost forever. But after a remarkable find in the Mitchell Library, almost 100 place names will be restored to Dyarubbin Country.
Mishandling someone’s name can lead to social exclusion and unbalanced power dynamics. Putting in the work to get names right reflects a dedication to inclusivity and respect for other cultures.